0573 – what would your younger self think of you?

I’m thinking about who I used to be and who I am now, and what’s changed. I was reading Nassim Taleb’s commencement spee

0572 – how social media affects people’s engagement

J asks: Has the emergence of social media – text, images, and video, made the internet more like passive entertainment o

0571 – why I ask for questions

A friend asked, why do you ask people to ask you questions, why not just write about stuff which you cared about? My immediate

0570 – a sketchy outline of childhood

A friend asked, “tell me a vivid childhood memory”. I have a bunch of memories, I think (duh, doesn’t everyo

0569 – if I ever got a tattoo

A friend asked, if you ever got a tattoo, what would it be? I’m still not 100% sure about my own relationship with the i

0568 – tripping through time on the information superhighway

I wanted to write about “tripping through time”. I was telling another friend about this essay that I’ve bee

0567 – Till the ground for the Demon-God

I sometimes have this dream where I’m possessed by some sort of Demon-God. “Possessed” is a bit of a loaded

0566 – one must imagine Sisyphus LOL-ing

Life, particularly in modern civilization, is an absurd circus. We’re all clowns living in boxes trying to amuse ourselves i

0565 – ignore the ego’s whining, the point is to act

Originally posted direct to Medium. When I was a kid, I was stuck in a very silly cycle. I’d get home from school every

0564 – modern civilization pt 3

I’m losing a bit of steam here but I got to keep going while I can. A quick summary– I’ve been thinking about th

0563 – modern civilization, pt 2

Let’s try to quickly summarise what the previous post was saying. Pre-settled human life was brutish and short, but it was a

0562 – modern civilization, pt 1

To be born into modern human civilization is both a great privilege (for the safety and opportunities it provides) and a rathe

0561 – Just Ship It

A: So I haven’t written for myself in a while. B: Why is that? A: I guess I’ve been busy. Or distracted. Or tired of the s

0560 – figure out what you care about

I want a lot of different things and care about a lot of different things, both to varying degrees at different times, in diff

0559 – hire a competent CEO for Me, Inc

So (again) i was thinking to myself, about myself, and i had to conclude that i am not in control of myself. at least not as

0558 – change your story change your frame

Change your story change your frame A new title a new name A new set a new piece Different hair different teeth A list of sens